Friday, 3 May 2013

May3, 2013

Another week has gone by, so time for another report. The weeks are just going so fast, it's approaching the half way mark of the year, not sure how this has happened.

Last Sunday, our local patchwork group (Gumtree Quilters of Bordertown) held our annual "afternoon tea" to raise funds for the Cancer Council. Morning Teas are held all over the country to raise funds and are usually held in May or June. We try to have ours a bit earlier, as it's usually held in a member's garden, so it's outside and we are hoping to hold it before the weather gets too cold or wet. We were fortunate last weekend that it did not rain, (although we really need for it to rain,) but it was overcast and a bit cloudy.
We hung quilts up around Linda's garden and served a cuppa and plate of goodies and had a quilt raffle. It is an "annual airing" for the lovely cups and saucers that are too good for general use.
A few photos of the afternoon follow.

The quilts on the wall above were made by some members and others in the town to celebrate International Women's Day. These are now hanging in our local Civic Centre.

Last week was also my friend Helen's birthday, so we had a bit of a fire and some pizza in the backyard at The Sanctuary. There is something about sitting around a fire and watching the flames, It very relaxing to watch the fire. (As long as the fire is contained, and not raging out of control, where it can be very damaging.

Have managed to get out some quilts since then, but also another day out in the middle of the week, which I shall post about next time.

Blessings, From Jude
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1 comment:

Marilyn Popplewell said...

Thanks Jude for sharing this beautiful tradition. What a beautiful table you had set up for your tea and the quilt display was lovely. Blessings.